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About the ACMS

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Mohs surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. By choosing an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) fellowship trained surgeon, you will ensure that your skin cancer treatment is performed with the highest standards of quality and competency.

History of the ACMS

The ACMS, otherwise known as the American College of Mohs Surgery or Mohs College, was established in 1967. It was named after Frederic Mohs, MD, who developed the procedure and served as the first president of the Mohs College. From its inception, the Mohs College has promoted and continues to set the highest standards of patient care relating to management of skin cancers, Mohs surgery and reconstruction through its fellowship training process.

The procedure has advanced considerably over the years and the Mohs College has grown to over 900 members, all of whom have received advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery, pathology and reconstructive surgery.

Mission Statement

The Mohs College promotes and advances the highest standards of patient care with respect to Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology through fellowship training, research, education, and public advocacy.

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To learn more about the Mohs College and whether Mohs surgery is an appropriate treatment for your skin cancer, find a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon in your area.

Last updated: June 9, 2015